Originally Posted by DDigitalGuy05
I m renting this one this week. Okay movie buffs,will you say this is a buy or rental?
I am one who buys on the basis of repeat viewing potential, or at least I go after blus that promise some killer element to the soundtrack, most notably LFE! But could be audio realism, presence, general bombast to show off my system. Bought a number of low-repeat-potential blus lately (wasn't trying to!), on things said mostly herein about the soundtrack -- great LFE, sounds like the real thing, blah blah blah -- that sort of hype.
Latest: RED TAILS -- someone said replicated the experience of air combat with the sound of plane engines, bullets whizzing through the air. Left ALOT to be desired, I can tell you. Got THE DIVIDE on the basis of omnipresent LFE. An oozing pustule of a movie, which someone had said was realistic in terms of humans facing survival. That notion thrown out the window in the first ten minutes when one of the main characters has an overreaction and bad histrionics over some issue and it went way way downhill almost immediately from there. Also too, the LFE turned out to be some never integrated very low frequencies, beyond useful purpose, which just provided some rather annoying constant WOWWA WOWWA at the edges of perceptibility, so a bust there.
I'd almost concluded I shouldn't ever trust what someone else writes, but bought THE GREY anyway. I don't think there was a false note in it. The dialogue is among the best I can summon to recollect -- not forced, not overly dramatic, just real. When a character gets a out of line, he is brought back in line in a very believable way -- not overboard, out-of-control overacted, etc. This is the survival movie to see -- stay clear of THE DIVIDE -- if you ever get captured by enemy agents and are tortured into and by watching that one, you will remember I tried to do you a service -- but back to THE GREY:
Someone here said "immersive" about the soundtrack, that is the main reason I purchased -- but in this case, it was exactly correct! This soundtrack is the real deal. Large scale -- 360 degrees -- you in the action, you in the blizzard and plane crash that got them there. It is intense and -- my God! Why can't all soundtracks sound this way? This is the track template: REALITY! The LFE present almost is not distinguishable as such -- sounds like it is part of the rest of the sound -- like the way massive wind gusts dominate your hearing when directly in your ear -- SWWEEEEEEET!
No regret purchase for me! (and do remember what I said about THE DIVIDE)...